Charles Lewis Phipps et al. in Farleigh House, Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset - 14 April, 1824

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, pages 179–180:

The Phippses arrived to dinner; the day very agreeable, and could hardly be otherwise. A pretty house, beautiful girls, hospitable host and hostess, excellent cook, good champagne and moselle, charming music; what more could a man want? The nursery pianoforte was brought up in the evening, and I sang to it with somewhat more success; Isabella, too, had recovered her voice, and sung as well as played, forming a picture like one of Stothard’s, as she hung over her guitar.

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 4 (London, 1853), p. 179–180. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Farleigh House, Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset


Charles Lewis Phipps
Deputy-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Magistrate
Colonel John Houlton
officer in the Somerset Militia
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified songs accompanied by two-string guitar performed by Isabella Houlton
unspecified songs performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 April, 1824
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 24 May 2022 15:32:21 +0100
Approved on Thu, 26 May 2022 10:23:44 +0100